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ABDYKHALYKOVA Gulbanu
Sport Para powerlifting
NPC Kazakhstan   
GenderWomen
Age47
Place of BirthTaldy-Kurgan, URS
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Spinal Cord Injuries
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Further Personal Information
Residence
Taldykorgan, KAZ
Occupation
Athlete, Student
Languages
Kazakh, Russian
Higher education
Physical Education - Zhetysu State University: Taldykorgan, KAZ
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up the sport in 2005 in Taldykorgan, Kazakhstan.
Why this sport?
"I decided to do the sport myself. Achieving goals and winning medals became my dream."
Club / Team
Taldykorgan Sports Club for the Impaired: Kazakhstan
Name of coach
Denis Orlov [personal], KAZ; Dauren Yelubayev [assistant], KAZ; Artur Tomitsky [national], KAZ
Senior International Debut
Year
2006
Competing for
Kazakhstan
Location
Kuala Lumpur, MAS
General Interest
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning her first career gold at the 2005 Kazakhstan Championships. (Athlete, 28 Aug 2016)
Hero / Idol
Kazakhstani powerlifter Lyazat Salimzhanova. (Athlete, 28 Aug 2016)
Awards and honours
She has received the title of Master of Sport of International Class in Kazakhstan. (kazsports.kz, 20 Dec 2017; Athlete, 28 Aug 2016)

In November 2013 she received the Example to Follow prize, organised by the Cosmopolitan magazine in Kazakhstan. (Athlete, 28 Aug 2016; kursiv.kz, 29 Nov 2013)

In April 2013 she received the Kaisar Tulga prize as part of the 'Sport of Equal Opportunities' project in Kazakhstan. (sport.gov.kz, 18 Apr 2013)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (Athlete, 07 Feb 2019)
Impairment
In 1994 she suffered a spinal cord injury that led to paralysis of her lower limbs. (Athlete, 28 Aug 2016)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
7 2016 50kg 81
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
7 2014 55kg 73.0
9 2017 50kg 78.0
11 2019 50kg 80.0
Asian Para Games
Rank Year Event Result
4 2014 55kg 73
3 2018 50kg 82